In order to provide a comprehensive musical education, Karen organises regular events for students of the Academy. These include trips to concerts to hear and meet professional musicians, and student concerts for learners to gain performance experience and to hear a variety of piano repertoire from other students of different levels and ages.
Students visit Malvern Theatre in October 2013 to hear a recital by one of Britain's top pianists Mr John Lill
Dr Mulcahy meets Ludovico Einaudi
Prizes and award ceremonies are also organised when the official sponsors of Penarth Piano Academy
and Vale Pianos present regional trophies for outstanding achievement, and representatives of the
examination boards award certificates to successful candidates.
Emily Geen awarded Vale Junior Trophy 2008 for exceptional achievement
Kathryn Lindsay awarded Vale Senior Trophy 2008 having passed both grade 8 piano and theory of music examinations.
Robert Lindsay and Megan Digweed-Davies before Advanced Certificate Piano Duet Recital 2012
Alysia Sawicka awarded Vale Senior Trophy 2006 having passed grade 8 piano and theory with distinction, post grade 8 performers certificate from Trinity College London and an Associate diploma from London College of Music
Advanced Duet Recital Candidates Daniel & Laura Soltys 2010
Emily Green awarded Vale Junior Trophy 2007 for exceptional achievement
Lily Eckersley-Jones performing at a student concert 2006
Mr Craig Lowe of Vale Pianos setting up the new Kawai baby grand piano for student concert 2006